(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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  (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, as House Republicans continue to get to the 
bottom of what happened last September in Benghazi, it's important to 
bear in mind how events around the world affect such things as your 
family's gas bill here at home.
  We import a lot of our energy in this country--that's a fact. It's 
just a natural part of our global economy. But considering how volatile 
things can get elsewhere in the world, wouldn't it be a good idea to 
develop as much energy as we can right here at home? You'd think that 
would be a commonsense idea, but apparently it hasn't occurred to the 
Democrats who run Washington.
  The Keystone XL pipeline, for instance, would be able to transport 
830,000 barrels of oil per day. That's about half the oil the U.S. 
imports from the Middle East.
  The more energy we can produce right here in America, the more jobs 
and more secure future we create. It's time for the President to 
approve this pipeline.